Are you a calm, easy-going person

Become looser

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    Let yourself be massaged. Go to a massage parlor and have your neck, back, and body worked. If this doesn't matter to you, ask a good friend to give you a massage. This will surely help you relax, especially during times when there is a lot of stress or tension. Give it a try. Before you know it, get a weekly massage.

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    Do yoga. Yoga has been shown to have innumerable benefits for the mind and body. One is that it helps people relax and live in the moment. You can take a power yoga class if you like it more athletic, or a quieter, more meditation-based class if your mind is more concerned. Just two to three workouts a week can really help you loosen up and rest more inside yourself. If you really enjoy the course, then at the end of the day you will train entirely for yourself.[7]

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    Dance. Turn up the music and dance alone in the room and do an impromptu dance competition with your friends. Whether you do it at home, in the club, or a class, dancing can help you get rid of negative energy, experiment, and not take yourself too seriously. It's generally good to come down and have fun.[8]

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    Meditate. Just 10-20 minutes of mediation a day can help you be easy going and relaxed throughout the day. Find a quiet place in your house, take a seat, close your eyes and concentrate on your breath. Feel the breath going in and out of your body as you relax your body, one part at a time. Ignore all sounds and distractions and focus on getting to a quiet, happy place. After that, you will be much better equipped to master the challenges ahead.[9]

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    Enjoy a cup of tea or coffee. For many people, the routine of making a cup of tea or coffee is as relaxing as the drink itself. So take part in this morning ritual to start your day in a calm, relaxing atmosphere. However, be careful not to overdo it with the caffeine or you will actually become tense.[10]

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    Laugh more. Laughter really is the best medicine, and it can definitely help you relax no matter how bad your day is. Get used to laughing more every day, whether it's watching a comedy, watching goofy videos on YouTube, hanging out with your funniest friend, or doing a comedy. While it may sound silly to "force" yourself to laugh, it will help you take it easy and sit back and laugh at your weaknesses instead of being tense when something goes wrong.[11]

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    See if you need to make a big life change to really relax.Maybe your job is sucking all of life out of you. Maybe your three best friends are neurotic losers who turned you into complete nonsense for no reason. Perhaps you have tried hard to do exactly what your parents want you to do and feel that you have no leeway to do what you really want to do. If a change in your attitude and a series of small changes just aren't enough for you, then you may need to pause and think about any big changes that may be necessary for your future happiness.
    • Make a list of all the things that make you stressed and unhappy. If you notice a pattern and find that most have a cause, then maybe you should take a big step. This may be scary, but in the end you'll be such a happier person!